A Banquet of Consequences : Inspector Lynley

  • by Elizabeth George
  • Narrated by John Lee
  • Series: Inspector Lynley
  • 21 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The number-one New York Times best-selling author's award-winning series returns with another stunning crime drama featuring Scotland Yard members Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers.
The unspoken secrets and buried lies of one family rise to the surface in Elizabeth George's novel of crime, passion, and tragic history. As Inspector Thomas Lynley investigates the London angle of an ever more darkly disturbing case, his partner, Barbara Havers, is looking behind the peaceful fa├žade of country life to discover a twisted world of desire, deceit, and murder.
The suicide of William Goldacre is devastating to those left behind. But what was the cause of his tragedy, and how far might the consequences reach? Is there a link between the young man's leap from a Dorset cliff and a horrific poisoning in Cambridge?
After various career-threatening issues with her department, Barbara Havers is desperate to redeem herself. So when a past encounter with a best-selling feminist writer and her pushy personal assistant gives her a connection to the Cambridge murder, Barbara begs Thomas Lynley to let her pursue the crime.
Full of shocks, intensity, and suspense from beginning to end, A Banquet of Consequences reveals both Lynley and Havers under mounting pressure to solve one of the most complex cases they have ever encountered.

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What the Critics Say

"Definitely a literary force to be reckoned with." (Suspense magazine)
"It's tough to resist George's storytelling, once hooked." (USA Today)

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Customer Reviews

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A Terrible Letdown

I have enjoyed this series and was looking forward to seeing how Lynley, Havers and Nkata were doing. Instead, I slogged through a l-o-n-g uninteresting story where they were merely bit players with no real growth or change. Nkata especially - who would be a fascinating character to get to know more of merely stated a few facts here and there. And the actual mystery - I hated it. The characters were annoying, immature, indecent and repetitive. A real disappointment.
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- Augusta

Horrible narration

I am a big fan of Elizabeth George and therefor wanted to listen to this book, although I had seen the reviews telling that the narration was bad. It is not the best book by Elizabeth George, but a good story, a bit slow sometimes. But the narration...HORRIBLE. It made listening a struggle. I will never again purchase a book narrated by John Lee again.
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- J.I.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-27-2015
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio